Dundee developers have come up with new virtual reality games in just 24 hours as part of a competition.
A games jam took place from 4pm on Thursday until 4pm on Friday at Tag Games, resulting in games prototypes with names like Spider Spider, Mouse of Horrors and Terminal Station.
The developers also created their own answer to the famous Boaty McBoatface, with a game titled Vanny McVanFace.
Virtual reality, a form of technology that simulates a player’s presence in a replica of a real environment, is said to be the future of games with some VR versions already present in many living rooms.
Tag’s marketing executive Gavin Moffat said: “At the games jam, staff split into four teams of four people – a designer, an artist and programmers.
“They then had 24 hours to design a game prototype.
“You would struggle to design a full game in that time, although it could be done if you’re extremely good and the game is simple.
“But with a prototype, you could then spend months perfecting and polishing it into a full game.
“Some really great ideas can come out of these jam – you have to be creative and work fast. It was a great event.
“This time the theme was virtual reality. Virtual reality headsets are already being used but it’s difficult to say whether they’ll become the default in gaming.
“It could be the case that it’s popular for a few years and then people get bored of it, or it could remain popular.
“However, it certainly has great potential.”
Over the past 20 years Dundee has become an international hub for games developers with the world’s biggest-selling video game – Grand Theft Auto – starting life in the city.
Games jam are popular events where games developers get together to brainstorm ideas and create new prototypes within a short space of time.